Summer may bring time off from school, but not from the many learning opportunities achieve participants pursue. We strive to provide our students enlightening and enriching adventures all year long. achieve staff meet with students towards the end of the school year to help plan their summer activities.
Students are encouraged to learn about the world of work through summer internships based on individual career interests. Students gain professional learning experiences that expand their horizons, introduce them to new people, and allow them to earn extra money. The program requires all students to work each summer. Each student receives a cash stipend of $250 with the remaining compensation being placed in an individual custodial savings account that they may use for colleges expenses.
Students also participate in other educational and leadership programs such as Girls Inc. Eureka!, SMASH, and various summer college enrichment programs.
The following organizations and businesses provided 2012 summer internships:
Baker Avenue Asset Management
Berkeley Art Museum
California Academy of Sciences
Center for Creative Land Recycling
Center for Independent Living
DFS Group Ltd.
First Republic Bank
The Fresh Connection
G Hensler & Co.
Gerson Bakar & Associates
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco
Jewish Family & Children Services Center
Jewish Vocational Services
Oakland Police Department
Pacific Gas and Electric Company
Sephora USA Inc.
San Francisco Foundation
San Francisco Playhouse
Sitzmann Morris & Lavis, Inc.
UC Berkeley Haas School of Business
UC Berkeley Division of Equity & Inclusion
UC Berkeley Recreational Sports
At achieve we are always looking to expand the summer internship choices for our students. achieve students are highly motivated young people with boundless energy and true leadership potential. If you would like to join our program by hosting an intern, please contact Karen Iwasa at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 415.576-8100.
Incoming Mercy and Riordan freshmen are required to attend summer school. Achieve staff provide study skills support to assist students in their transition to high school.
Rising seniors are required to attend both group and individual sessions focusing on test preparation (SAT and ACT), college research and application process, financial aid, and writing the college essay. Our goal is, by the start of the school year, that all seniors have a firm list of colleges that meet their academic, financial and social needs---the perfect “fit”.